MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Sept. 7, 2017) — Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) services, including fixed-route buses, the Anna Maria Island Trolley, and the Longboat Key Shuttle, will be suspended beginning Friday, September 8, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.
Handy Bus services will also be suspended, except for scheduled dialysis trips on Friday and Saturday. No new reservations will be taken for Monday or Tuesday. Some buses will be used for evacuation transportation for those on the Special Needs Registry.
The length of the suspension is yet to be determined, but officials advised it could last through Wednesday, September 13, depending on the impact of the storm.
Visit www.mymanatee.org/mcat or call (941) 749-7116 for more information about Manatee County Area Transit.
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